#70 the happy man and the sea - at southern most point of Manhattan - USA

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Comments (14)

Lilypon on November 25, 2009

:D What a treasure this shot is!!! One can't help but have a smile as big as his. :D

Congrats on your wonderful capture Michael! :D

wolfbam on November 26, 2009

Ein toller Fang und ein schönes Werbefoto für Zahnpasta. ;))

LuciaM on November 28, 2009

That's a great photo! And a heck of a big fish! Do you know what kind it was?

Cinza on November 28, 2009

Nice shot of a happy guy holding a Morone saxatilis:

Less than forty years ago, the Atlantic Striped Bass or “striper” nearly disappeared from the Atlantic Coast. Today the fish is considered abundant. Some even estimate that there may now be nearly 100 million Striped Bass in the Hudson River alone. Strict catch limits and bans on commercial fishing have transformed this nearly depleted fish into one of the most abundant and important recreational species in and around the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary. And, if current conservation measures continue, it should remain that way for every one of the area’s recreational anglers.

Not a particularly big fish though. Rod & reel record seems to be 35,61 kg ( 78 lb 8 oz - http://www.mainekayakfishing.com/fish_info/Striper%20PDF22.tmp.pdf).

®mene on November 28, 2009


Thank you Cinza - that was we week long asked ourselves! Thank you :)

I recall that guy really had to fight to keep that out of the Hudson and held up his trpohy. I really hope a lot folks had fun with having a nice dinner with that one as the main attraction :))

@Wolfgang soweit ich weis ist ein 'Morone Saxatilis' ein Streifenbarsch. Mehr Oder hier in Englisch

Werden bis zu 2m Lang und 60Kg schwer. Das macht mindestens 3 ganze Saumagen - LOL

And now following: the 'Weihnachtsfeier'


Cinza on November 29, 2009

This is the Chesapeake Bay fish. They are called Rockfish on the Bay and this part of the Mid Atlantic area. Back in the old days that would have been a not unusual Bay size fish at all. Maryland protects these big breeding sized fish a sort of reverse size limit so that the fish over 28 inches in length count heavily against the limit, usually only one of that size allowed.

®mene on December 10, 2009

lol.. the folks over here do not believe a fish ever can have a size like that ... lol.

Psychologists say thats called 'pen - sorry: fish envy'


cindy555 on August 30, 2010

WOW that is a good catch...did not know the fish in Manhattan were like that



®mene on August 30, 2010


I do think that all fishes in Hudson Bay are like that ;)

Without joke: i believe that one was the jack pot of the day for the guys. Would love to know what happenend with that guy. A families celebration? Sold at the fish-market?...


Cinza on September 3, 2010

There is a big one, maybe still a record, from nearby Atlantic City, New Jersey. The photo gives an idea and here are the numbers:

The fish measured 53 inches (1.3462 m.) in length with a 34 1/2 inch girth (0.8763 m.), and was estimated to be between 30 and 40 years old. Its 78 pound 8 oz. (35.6 kg) weight earned it the IGFA all-tackle record!

The article notes these fish have been caught in nets at sea that weigh over 125 pounds (56.7 Kg).

Mirk0 on October 31, 2010

Sieht aus wie eine RIESEN-Meeräsche, Michael! Insofern ein LIKE (2) für einen Doppel-Fang: Fisch und Foto ... Schönen Abend, Mirko

®mene on November 9, 2010

lol.... hey Mirko. Sorry hab den Post eben erst gesehen. dank für Llen :)


Rita Caluori on January 10, 2013

Mein Gott der hatte schon Mühe seinen gefangen runter zu würgen, darum läuft er jetzt wie ein Goggel

®mene on January 15, 2013

...jetzt guckst ja nicht mehr hin ;)

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